These Solar Backpacks Help South African Students Do Homework

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 14, 2014
References: repurposeschoolbags & springwise
These solar backpacks provide light for students in South Africa to study by once the sun goes down. Repurpose school bags have built-in solar panels that provide a renewable energy source that help kids in remote areas.

Especially in poor, rural areas, the walk to school can be arduously long, preventing many children from being able to bring their books and school bags back and forth. These 100% recycled rucksacks are made from old plastic bags, making the all-purpose solar backpacks very sturdy. A small solar panel on top captures the sun's energy while the youth walk to school, and stores enough power to provide a small lamp with light for 12 hours so students can complete their homework later.